9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark

1
day
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary builder site .

Newark, USA to Milan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Milan is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome journey planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

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Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 31st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Venice hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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